Gallery: Visualizing 5,000 Barrels of Oil a Day as a Victorian Row Hous...


Although no one knows exactly how much oil is leaking into the Gulf of Mexico per day, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has estimated the number to be about 5,000 barrels a day (or a whopping 210,000 gallons/day). But what does 210,000 gallons look like exactly? In order to paint yourself a picture, check out this nifty visualization we found over at The Architect’s Newspaper Blog created by Hulett Jones of the San Francisco firm Jones | Haydu. Basically, 10,000 barrels of oil spillage (approximately 2 days) would roughly fill up the size of a Victorian row house in San Francisco meaning that at this point, we’ve filled up almost 12 houses worth!

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